MMFF 2019 final four entries complete line-up announced, Culion vs Mindanao possibly up for Best Picture

Highly pressured to surpass last year’s all-time high box office record of more than 1.0 billion ticket sales, this year’s edition of Metro Manila Film Festival just announced the final four entries that complete the annual holiday festival of commercially viable films. MMFF will run until January 7, 2020. Completing the Magic 8 are 5)Continue reading “MMFF 2019 final four entries complete line-up announced, Culion vs Mindanao possibly up for Best Picture”

MMFF 2019 Final Four to be revealed Wednesday; Culion hangs on for a much deserved slot

The last four finalists for the annual Metro Manila Film Festival will have been revealed by Wednesday, although the selected ones may be informed as early as this afternoon. One of the strongest contenders is touted to be the most important film of the year, which is literally a comeback of huge proportions for manyContinue reading “MMFF 2019 Final Four to be revealed Wednesday; Culion hangs on for a much deserved slot”

UE CFAD films make waves here and abroad

Article by Seymour Barros-Sanchez  Student films from the University of the East College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design are gradually making their presence felt in the international and local film arena. This year, “Yero” (Corrugated Galvanized Iron) won Best Short Documentary at the third 21 Islands International Short Film Festival in New York. TheContinue reading “UE CFAD films make waves here and abroad”

Culion vies for MMFF 2019 slot as John Lloyd Cruz screeches a surprise comeback

Segregation and Culion Leper Colony Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s Disease, is a long-term infection by the bacteria called “Mycobacterium leprae or Mycobacterium lepromatosis.” This Infection often causes damage of the nerves, respiratory tract, skin, and eyes – which in effect a person loses the ability to feel pain. A person afflicted often feels weakenedContinue reading “Culion vies for MMFF 2019 slot as John Lloyd Cruz screeches a surprise comeback”

Dreamanila International Film Festival to be held May 2020

The Dreamanila International Film Festival seeks to introduce audiences to diverse, independent, and contemporary films from around the world. The Second Annual festival will be a three-day event showcasing the intercontinental works of filmmakers from all over the world. Panel discussions, guest speakers, film production and screenwriting workshops, and networking events are expected to boostContinue reading “Dreamanila International Film Festival to be held May 2020”

Watch the American Idol Performance and Finale Shows Live on Sony Channel

Watch the excitement directly from the US with Sony Channel’s live broadcast of American Idol’s performance and finale result shows this Monday, May 21st (MLA)! After an exciting and unpredictable journey, America has voted for the top three hopefuls who will be performing next week to take this season’s American Idol crown:   18-year-old Gabby Barrett’sContinue reading “Watch the American Idol Performance and Finale Shows Live on Sony Channel”

GAWAD URIAN 2019: Trans Actress makes history as critics finally nominated her for Best Actress

A transgender actress makes history  as the first to be placed  among the Best Actress nominees at the Gawad Urian of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino. Iyah Mina, a stand-up comedian-turned independent film actress, has been recognized for her performance in the film Mamu: And A Mother Too. It can be recalled that Mimi Juareza,Continue reading “GAWAD URIAN 2019: Trans Actress makes history as critics finally nominated her for Best Actress”

International Best Actress Winner Anna Luna stars in Tayo Sa Huling Buwan ng Taon, showing May 8

Five Continents International Film Festival Best Actress Winner Anna Luna (for Maestra) is co-leading the pack of independent film actors in Nestor Abrogena’s Tayo Sa Huling Buwan ng Taon. The film about former lovers reconnecting and finding their own selves is showing nationwide starting May 8, 2019. This is supposedly the sequel to Abrogena’s 2015Continue reading “International Best Actress Winner Anna Luna stars in Tayo Sa Huling Buwan ng Taon, showing May 8”

FOX produces its first local film “Maledicto”

Some of my all-time favorite series were produced by FOX – 24, Fringe, The Sarah Connor Chronicles to name a few. So I got pretty interested when it was reported that FOX produced a film locally.  Fox Networks Group Philippines is poised to give us a good scare with its first-ever locally-produced horror film Maledicto,Continue reading “FOX produces its first local film “Maledicto””

38th Season of Survivor now airs on JackTV

Emmy Award-winning reality competition, Survivor is now on its 38th season. Themed “Edge of Extinction,” this season features 14 new castaways divided into two equal tribes, the Manu Tribe and the Kama Tribe. With four returning players taking a second shot at the game. The returning castaways are Joe Anglim (“Worlds Apart,” “Second Chance”), AubryContinue reading “38th Season of Survivor now airs on JackTV”

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